Outdoor Furniture and more in Amish country
If you’re looking for something interesting to do this spring, take a drive to beautiful Sugarcreek, Ohio in Amish country. The township, originally settled by immigrants from Switzerland, has a rich blend of Swiss culture. Check out the world’s largest cuckoo clock and the Alpine Hills Museum, comprising three floors of displays and exhibits of the Swiss and Amish cultures. Enjoy Swiss architecture, locally-made Swiss cheese and an annual Swiss Festival. VillageOfSugarcreek.com
It was Abraham Shane who originally named the Sugarcreek area Shanesville in 1814. Shanesville was a small town, located near the intersection of two Indian trails. Today, those trails are now known as Ohio State Routes 93 and 39.
Shanesville attracted a concentration of German and Swiss descendants because its climate and countryside reminded settlers of their homeland. When the railroads roared into the area in the mid-1880s, immigrants flooded into Shanesville. Eventually the town’s name was changed to Sugarcreek.
One of the not-to-be-missed attractions of Sugarcreek is Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts, a family-owned business.
Established in 1989, the company offers a large collection of Amish-made lawn furniture, gazebos, swing sets and garden décor in a 6200 sq. ft. showroom. You’ll find chairs, gliders and swings made with select-grade, pressure treated southern yellow pine. You’ll want to check out the colorful Adirondack chairs for your deck, patio or porch. These stylish polyethylene chairs will not crack or mildew and can withstand seasonal elements.
Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts is a great place to take the whole family — a playground and friendly animals are also on the premises. And while you’re there, be sure to stop in the gift shop where you’ll find country crafts, patio light sets, painted picture frames, wall art, window fixtures, beautiful gifts, home décor, wind chimes, bird feeders, candles, clocks and more.
Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts specializes in custom-made buildings constructed from kiln-dried and treated, select grade lumber or maintenance-free vinyl. Gazebos, pavilions, pool houses and specialty enclosures help create outdoor living spaces where you can relax and spend time with family and friends.
Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts is at 2131 Ohio 39, Sugar Creek Township 330.852.2031 SwissCountryLawn.com